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Fat Bias

Reclaiming the 'F' Word: It's For the Children

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Fat is a descriptor, but in our increasingly fat-biased and phobic culture it has become strongly associated with undesirable traits like being lazy, stupid, mean and more likely to steal -- beliefs held by preschoolers and doctors alike.

Your Weight Affects What?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.25.2013 | Women

Along with GRE scores and personal essays, something else might factor into your grad school acceptances -- your weight. Researchers at Bowling Gr...

Male Jurors More Likely To Find Fat Women Guilty, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women

Researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity have found the presence of a significant fat bias against female defendants in the court...

The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?